The Nevada City Council voted 4-0, with James McKenzie excused, to pass on first reading a general ordinance changing the city code to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages at the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course.
"Just because this is adopted doesn't change anything at the golf course," City Manager JD Kehrman, said.
What this will change when it goes into effect after the second reading is to set things in motion to eventually sell alcohol at the golf course, Kehrman told the council.
William McCaffree, city attorney told the council that this ordinance delegated to the parks board the power to set the rules for the sale of alcohol at the golf course within the requirements of the ordinance.
McCaffree said in response to a question from the council that they, the council, has final authority over the sale of alcohol at the course, they can tell the parks board what they want, remove the members of the parks board and can finally repeal the ordinance.
Mike Turnbull, a former parks board member told the council that they had tried to sell alcohol at the golf course years ago, but were unsuccessful.
"I'm here to support this 110 percent," he said.
In other business the council:
* Voted 3-1, with Jayne Novak voting no, to give final approval to the contract with Archetype Design Group of Leawood, Kan. for $51,187 design and construction services for a new club house at the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course. Novak said that, although she has no issue with building a new clubhouse, she does have a problem with the fee being paid to Archetype. Since the fee is 10 percent of the cost of the facility, she feels this means the city will spend $500,000 on the club house, which is more than she thinks should be spent on the facility.
* Voted 4-0 to approve the appointment of Dr. Ron Jones to a second term on the airport board.
* Voted 4-0 to approve the appointment of Bob Beaver to his first term on the NRMC board of directors.
* Voted 4-0 to accept the bid of $50,792.20 from Greens Pro Inc. for chemicals at the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course.
* Voted 4-0 to accept the low bid of $21,591 from Kansas Golf and Turf for a commercial grade spray vehicle for use at Twin Lakes Sports Complex. This will replace an old sprayer that is used only on the golf course and is difficult to repair because parts are no longer available.
* Voted 4-0 to accept the low bid from CDL/Wilhite Signs for welcome banners for light poles on Austin Boulevard. The cost will be $9,250.
* Voted 4-0 to pass on first reading a special ordinance returning .18 acres of land from the former Nevada State Hospital grounds to the state of Missouri to resolve a boundary dispute discovered when the state recently surveyed that property. A small part of the former dietary and food service building was found to infringe on city owned property conveyed by the state of Missouri to the city in the 1990s.
* Voted 4-0 to pass on first reading an agreement with MNOD Taxi and Shuttle for subsidized public transportation and accessible van service. Taxi service will be reimbursed at $6 per taxi coupon and $16 per accessible van coupon.
* Voted 4-0 to pass on first reading a special ordinance approving an agreement with Williams, Spurgeon, Kuhl & Freshnock Architects for professional services for the construction of a new public safety building. The fee for these services is $315,310.
* Voted 4-0 to give final approval to a lease agreement with Young Iron and Metal for the use of a 30-foot gooseneck trailer used in their metal recycling business. The city purchased the trailer with a grant from Region M Solid Waste District and leases it to Young's for no charge.
* Voted 4-0 to give final approval to the bid from Waste Corporation of Missouri, Joplin, for 2013 trash services for an annual fee of $6,945.50
* Voted 4-0 to pass on second reading a special ordinance declaring 11 city vehicles as surplus so they can be sold. Vehicles range from a 1948 Kaiser dump truck to a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria.